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Hygienist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hygienists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $32.91 per hour on average. Most Hygienists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in three, and just over two-fifths earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,024 - $78,424
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,414
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90%

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$23.23 - $45.70
(Median)
$23
$33
$46
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,024 - $78,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,480 - $92,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.23 - $45.70  
   
Overtime
$29.75 - $49.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,150  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$45,480 - $92,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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Job Description for Hygienist

  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hygienist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $62K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $73K. Hygienists bring in $73K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $67K.

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Experience Affects Hygienist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 37%